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Student Awards

The Daniel Morton and Laura Dill Morton Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Daniel Morton and Laura Dill Morton Scholarship was established in 2016 to provide an award annually to an outstanding student/trainee with an interest in toxicologic pathology. Students with a DVM or equivalent degree enrolled in a full-time graduate or residency program who demonstrate commitment to toxicologic pathology and high potential for a successful career in this field are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a personal statement describing current research activities, interests and activities related to toxicologic pathology, and professional goals, two professional letters of recommendation with one letter from their academic advisor, and Curriculum Vitae.

Applicants will be judged based on level of demonstrated interest in the field of toxicologic pathology, letters of recommendation and CV. A $5,000 monetary award and engraved plaque will be presented at the Award & Recognition Ceremony during the STP Annual Symposium. Award acknowledgement will be included on the STP website and in the annual symposium issue of Toxicologic Pathology.

Daniel Morton and Laura Dill Morton Scholarship Application

STP Young Investigator Awards

Abstract and Application Deadline: April 25

Young Investigator Awards (1st, $750; 2nd, $500; 3rd, $250) are also presented at the STP meeting for the top three student poster abstracts. When you submit an abstract online, please check the appropriate box to indicate your interest in applying for the Young Investigator Award. Applicants will receive instructions about the selection process and poster judging times via email in April.

Submit an abstract online describing your original work involving clinical or experimental research that relates to experimental or toxicologic pathology.

Young Investigator Award Judging Criteria

Poster Guidelines

STP Environmental Toxicologic Pathology SIG Student Research Award

Application Deadline: April 25

The Environmental Toxicologic Pathology Special Interest Group (ETP-SIG) Student Research Award recognizes a student for their achievements and contribution to environmental toxicologic pathology via research presented at the STP Annual Symposium. The contribution should enhance the ETP-SIG’s mission which is to support the advancement of scientific investigation into the health effects of environmental stressors that may impact humans or animals.

Undergraduate, veterinary and graduate students, as well as residents and postdoctoral fellows may apply. The award recipient will receive The Fundamental of Toxicologic Pathology 3rd Edition and will be recognized at an upcoming ETP-SIG meeting. Thank you to Elsevier for donating the prize book.

To apply, in addition to submitting a first author poster abstract online for the STP Annual Symposium, please submit the following documents:

The successful candidate will be expected to attend the virtual STP annual meeting to present the poster.

Applications should be emailed to the STP HQ by 5:00 pm EDT on April 25, 2021, with the subject “ETP-SIG Student Research Award”. Applicants should also check the appropriate box when submitting their abstract online.

IATP/STP Charles Capen Trainee Award

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Charles Capen Trainee Award given by the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (IATP) and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) recognizes Dr. Charles Capen and his legacy as a researcher, teacher, and mentor to the pathology and toxicology communities spanning more than four decades. Dr. Capen was recognized worldwide as an exceptional leader in veterinary and biomedical research. He was a highly regarded mentor to numerous graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. His students and trainees are now leaders throughout academia, government and industry.

The awardee will receive a cash award in the amount of $2000.00 to further their training and education in the field of toxicologic pathology, plus complimentary STP annual meeting registration and complimentary STP student membership for the following year. They will be recognized during the Award & Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday. Applicants are required to submit a published (or accepted for publication) manuscript from a peer-reviewed journal consisting of original work involving clinical or experimental research that relates to toxicologic pathology.

Eligible trainees are individuals working on an academic degree, or in a training or residency program, in the field of experimental or toxicologic pathology or a related discipline (to include, but not limited to, veterinary students, pathology residents [veterinary or medical] and/or MS or PhD students). Candidates who have recently completed (within 12 months of the application deadline) their graduate studies are also eligible, but must have been enrolled in a program at the time the data were collected. Attendance at the STP Annual Symposium in the year the award is presented is required. The Charles Capen Award is based on a published first-author manuscript within the past year or a currently accepted manuscript in the field of toxicological pathology, as well as on a letter of recommendation, personal statement, and CV. A poster submission is optional. Please see specific instructions below on how to apply.

The International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology was established in 1999. Its purpose is to recognize and accredit toxicologic pathologists whose work affects the public welfare throughout the world. Fellows of IATP are scientists who have achieved expert status in the practice of toxicologic pathology through scientific leadership and innovation, which benefits society and their profession. Accreditation in IATP is based on formal training in pathology, demonstrated achievement, proven ability, continuing practice, and expertise. Agencies, universities and other organizations regularly seek out IATP Fellows to serve as guest lecturers, panel experts, and consultants.

IATP/STP Charles Capen Trainee Award Application

IATP/STP Charles Capen Trainee Award for Best Manuscript Judging Criteria

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